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THURSDAY, AUGUST S. 120.
at all from the Bolsheviks It may be
expected that the Intted States will
Our department of state Is already
addressing notes to the allied govern
ments asking what they mean by con
struing their "mandate!"" over con
quered territory to Include the right of
oil monopoly in the former Turkish tor.
ntories. When the Caspian oil fields
begin to gush. Standard Oil will bo
there, lis hands upheld by this govern
ment. Meanwhile It in food for comment how
a downtrodden American monopoly that
used to be considered fit for abuse only
Is hailed us a champion when it goes
abroad and inmpoies with monopolies
Just as "predatory."
By Its urtful battle against foreign
Interests Standard Oil has Intrenched
Us position at homo so as to stand for
There Is littl comfort I" the Rttl'dnV
of Mr. C B Ames, assistant attorney -I
reneral of the I'nltod States, who says
ithe coal trouble we are experiencing Is
ir-.ostly psychological. and that the
'shortage is moatlv a figment or the im
agination. According to Mr Ames, the
lively scramble for coal la like a run
on a bank there is not enough coal
on hand to satisfy everybody nt once
but there Is plentv to run on If the
people will only be sensible.
It Is true that demand makes nrlces.
Rut In this esse It In ft. demand that
;m not be put off. The coal bins of
the country sre actually low far lower
than normal at this time of year. Man
Industries bave had to cut down their
working hours, and some have stopped
business altogether for the lack of coal.
These are facts that come out whenever
one reads about the coal situation.
When prices seemed too high on
clothing, It was possible for the inde
pendent consumer to wear last winter's
suit another season. It Is another kind
of proposition to burn last winter's coal
attain. Coal must be had.
The, coal shortage Is not the fault of
tin mjners. It Is the fault of the rail
roads Which cannot haul It. The effect
la the sams as underproduction, though
In tha exact gens there Is plenty of
coal being produced.
It Is an axiom In political economy
that, given a shortage In any necessity,
tha prices are going to go up In pro
portion. For a whil It seemed as If
tha United States In Its majesty had
the will and had the power to set aside
this law of commerce in favor of Its
people. There is a Lever art, about
which we have heard from time to time,
whose purpose la grandiloquently set
forth as being "to provide further for
the national security and defense by
encouraging the production, conserving
the supply, and controlling tha distribu
tion of food products and fuel." Sec
tion 4. subhead E, of this act, which
la the business end of It, makes it un
lawful to "exact excessive prices for
any necessaries," such necessaries hav
ing been previously defined to include
We have a law, and we bave a husky
force of attorney-general and assist
ants and camp followers to see that the
law la respected, but still we have ex
tortion practiced In the coal business.
In Baltimore the operators are getting
111 a ton for coal that It took less
than IS to dig out of the earth. He
centy the hills of New England were
set ringing with the cry that piracy,
thievery, thuggery was going on be
cause a lot of coal had been delivered
in Boston harbor at 1-7 a ton, which
somebody calculated brought tha coal
men a profit Just I.IOn per cent In ad
vance of the normal profits they could
get before the war.
There can not be much In the argu
ment that high prices In coal are due
to too much exporting. The British, It
Is true, have mostly withdrawn from
the foreign markets, and Italy and other
European countries arc clamoring for
our coal at any price. Nevertheless
the figures for the first half of 1J0
show that less than 4 per cent of the
coal deliveries In this rountry were
to foreign shippers.
Perhaps the intricacies of the coal
business are baffling to our department
of Justice. Otherwise one would think
that' now that the attorney-general Is
out of polices he might have time to
Inform himself about coal and then
inform his henuhmrn and set them to
work on the coal profiteers.
As a repression measure the l.cvcr net
seems to have enriched the profiteers
beyond the dreams of avarice
We are not worried over the help
lessness of Standard Oil in the face of
British and other foreign competition
In the world's oil fields that tin-, turned
many patriots blue In the face, stand
ard Oil has hitherto shown considera
ble natural ability for taking vat- of
Standard OH beat out its compo'iiuts
recently In Ktanco, as It has beat
them nearly every here else. Foreign
oil Investment Interc.-ts are i otnbuu d
in what Is known as the Hovul I utob
group, and this combination on th"
occasion of the expiration of the coo
tracts of the French refiners made , .
fry effsrt to wean them from Stand.ir I
Oil Hut by methods perfected through
a long experience ii". Standard "il peo
ple knew exactly
that brought th
thumbs ana in
In Mexico w e 1 uve l.eanl a k.'1':"' d' al
of the favoritism shown the li-itiMi oil
group against the no ncti. 1 ul lie
facta show that Simula"! Oil s'lll has
a strangle Hold on M noun il develop
ment. The Fugle property is a ro It
one In the kss s-mri t the Britishers
but the g'eat niaji nM of the holdings
are In Standard O'l hands.
The great war had several minor re
sults, such as the llalkmiiiing of Fast
en! Europe and the formation of the
league of nations, but In the ev.-s of
some of the allied premiers big
thing would seem lo be the opining up
of vast stores of nil In tin Near Fast
Kuropean diplomacy lias gone to the
aid of European oil in'cr.-s' in t!:. at
tempt to corner the oil sources where
Americans will not have access, and
tttll Standard Oil hold Its own. For
while England and Franc are still
quarreling over the . polls In Mesopo
tamia. Standard OH has already pene
trated Humanta; ami as for what are
considered to be the richest oil fields
In the whole world, the lands around the
Caspian sea. nobody as yet has either
claimed title or taken possession. The
disposal of these fields Is one of the
outcomes eagerly awaited frorr. the set
tlement between the Bolsheviks and
the allies. If the allies get any terms
A lyeeum bureau Is suing Maurice
Maeterlinck for J'.n.nfMl damngos by rea
son of failure to fulfill his contract by
completing his lecture tour In this coun
try. The whole story Is one of the
I radical incatacily of genius.
The war being over, outside of the
Minted States senate. It seemed a good
time last winter for a great revival of
the peacetime pursuits of the arts snd
letters. The famous poet, dramatist,
boxer, mystic, snd newly wed of Bel
gium effered the lyeeum bureaus a
shining mark, and they soon were bid
ding for his services as a public lec
turer throughout this country.
The bureau now bringing suit secured
him for a consideration of 120,030, and
an expense account Including transpor
tation for himself and hla bride and a
flat 12.1 a day; In return he was to
deliver 10 lectures before American
M. Maeterlinck accepted hla obliga
tions under the contract In all good
fslth. But he relied upon a scheme
for success that was wilder than any
thing ever undertaken by a man of
public experience. Neither himself
nor his bureau seems to have consid
ered his Ignorance of the English lan-
gusge a drawback on a lecture tour.
The American public which bought up
the seats for the various performances
fsr In advance was not Informed about
that fact. Maeterlinck himself laid his
plsns as follows:
He had written a beautiful lecture,
such ss no living man could write, in
his own French. He had taken It to
an expert linguist who was also a man
of letters, and had It translated Into
English, almost as beautiful as the orig
inal. He had taken the English to
another man still, noted for his enuncia
tion, and had carefully listened while
It was read. As every word was called
M. Maeterlinck wrote down the French
letters that corresponded moat nearly.
The document thus produced, which
meant nothing to him but a combination
of sounds, and those far from accurate,
he proposed to read by way of a lec
ture to hil food Americans, for whom
he felt a genuine friendship.
The first lecture was a near-tragedy.
The audience stood It for a little with
out understanding a word ho said. Then
thny began shouting suggestions. One
of them advised him to try French, pne
advised Choctaw, and some said ho
might as well quit. A compromise was
effected when M. Maeterlinck made a
snort address In French, which was
translated sentence by Rentence by an
This experience was terribly depress
ing to the high-strung poet, and it was
no surprise when the lecture tour was
subsequently called off.
The marvel in the case Is that after
such an unpleasant experience, In which
he was himself at fault, M. MaeiertmcK
has come out with a charming word of
appreciation for the Americans, whose
soul he professes to understand 111
spite of the barrier of language. He
has wound up handsomely.
the slrinirs to pull
I rem hiiien under I to it
The German Empire.
A shrewd stroke of foreign policy Is
thut of the French in setting up
separate embassy in Munich to repre
sent them with the Bavarians.
In the course of the peace mgotia
Hons, as brought out recently by M
Tardieu. the right hand of old I'lern
enceau, the French wanted more than
most things to separate the Herman
empire into Its ancient component
parts. Hut It could not be done. The
premier confessed as much. Hy the
law of self-determination the Hermans
had as good a right to stay united as
to undo the work of 1870 and beconn
again a unity that was merely geo
graphical and not political The m-
pire would not be split.
Nevertheless there have been from
time to time various evidences of ri
aliy between the component state..
and these cases hae filled l-Vench
hearts with high hopes. Thev know
that they have nollting to fear from
a c.erniany in disunion,
miring the first months of Hie Kh ie
occupation there was a certain io(p,r
liorten who agitated for the establish
ment of i Ithenish republic. He niov.il
about from one allied iotic to another,
finding among the people a eons:. I, ral
response to his propaganda i Mar:
s slate of their own ire, fi-.m n
deuitiltv taxes. In the French Ton,-,
part lculrl , ho got more than -m-palhy
from the military author!'!, s
Hut in the Anir roan zone he w as not
allowe,! tu operate. II, was treated as
The Khenish republn is n fnhin-, hut
there always llaaria. This grea'
southern and I'atbolu s'ate has b.-.-n
alas a more or 1, unwilling wheel
horse ,u the impel la! :i am Munich
is Jealous of Merlin, an. I to lh;s senti
ment Fram e appeals tn act editing thai
tlty i'!i it sepai. tie nil assy
Hut a- i lnene. au said, it hard
to get I'r-t.. h ideas in! 'ierman heads
and thi 'e in. an empire is ! 1 1 a fact.
ISI - I I I ISl 1
UNCLE WKJG1IA' AND THE BOX.
(Copyright, ID2". by Ihe Met "lure News
BY HOWARD R. OARIS.
"Pear ine!" exclaimed Nurse Jane
Fussy Wuxsy. the muskrat lady hous"
keeper of the hollow stump bungalow.
one morning. "1 never saw such a
Whats the matter with the place?"
asked L'nrlc Wlgglly. as h came out
In the kitchen where Nurse. Jane was
'"h. I don I exact v mean the bun
galow," went on Miss Fussy . Wuxsy,
but I need a box In which to Loop
li ilH SPtns. and I haven I any. I've
been using a basket, but Sainrnie 1,1: lie
tall, the rabbit boy. came to hurrnv It
the other day to bo fishing, .ml 1
haven't seen It since."
"So you need a box. do vou?" asked
Fncle Wlgglly slow and thougntful
A box for mv clothespins." went on
Nurse Jane. "If you're down at ihe six
and seven cent store you might buy rue
Til do better than that!" exclaimed
the bunny. "I'll make you one:"
(an you make a box?" asked Nurse
"Well. I guesa if I can heln hatch
baby robins out of their eggs, as 1 did
last week, I can easily make a box for
clothespins." said Mr. Imgears. not
at all proud or boastful like, us might
naturally be supposed.
1 II get some pieces of wood, mv
hammer and some long, sharp ihornH
for nails, and I'll make you such a box
for your clothespins as never was,
Nurse Jane," said the rabbit gentle
"Thank you. verv much." rcsnonded
Miss Fuxsy Wuzxy.
Uncle Wlggllv was alwavs elad to
have something to do when he wasn't
looking for adventures. So he nut on
an old paper cap. such as carpenters
wear, and ho put on his old clothes and
then, borrowing an extra saw from Mr.
Sawfish, the .carpenter, and getting
some boards and tnorn nnlls, Fncle
Wlgglly started to work.
Is It hard to make a box. 1 ncle
Wlgglly?," asked Floppy Twistytall,
the piggle boy. as he came grunting
along with Jackie How Wow. Ihe
puppy dog lad. us Uncle Wigglly was
on, no. It is very easy, answered
the hunny. "All I have lo do Is to take
four pieces of wood for the aides and
fasten them together with thorn nails
Then 1 fasten a piece on for the hot
torn and another piece for the ton. I'm
putting on the bottom now." and as
Fncle Wigglly said this, ho whacked
and hammered the boards until he had
nearly finished the box for Nurse
Jane's clothespins., while Floppy and
Jackie looked on.
The piggle boy and doggie boy were
Just thinking how wonderful 1 ncle
" Iggily was, to be able to hatch robin
eggs and make things for Nurse Jane,
when,, all of a sudden, there was a
rustling In the bushes, and out stepped
the bad old Skeexicks.
"Ah. you are busy. I see." said the
Skeesicks, sort of sarcastic like and
"Vh yes I am rather busy," said
I ncle Wlgglly, as he got ready to nail
the cover on the box.
"And I am going to be busv also."
snickered the Skee. "I am going to be
busy, in Just a moment, taking souse
off your ears. Ah, ha!"
"Oh, pleuso don't!" begged the bunny
"IU! Ha! Yes. I shall!" went on the
Skee. "1 haven't had a lilt of rabbit
ear House today, and I am oh! so
Jackie Bov Wow suddenly leaned
over and whispered to Fncle" Wigglly.
Th bunny gentleman dropped the
hammer and put his pawa up to his
ears and then he thrust his paws down
Into the box he was making.
"Here! Hold on! 1 seo what you are
trying to do!" shouted Hie Skeesicks.
"You are trying to hide the souse from
your cars In that box, but you can't
do It! I'll get It out "
With that the Skee stuck his two
front skinny paws down Inside the box
und began feeling around on the bot
tom for Fncle WiKgllya souse, which
he thought was there.
"Now, nail him fust! Null his paws
Insido the box. Fncle Wiggily!" sud
denly bnrked Jackie.
The rabbit gentleman took up the
hammer and the thorn nulla, and. while
the Skee's paws were still In the box.
Mr. I, ungears fastened on the cover,
letting the Skee's legs stick out of
course, but, his paws were held fast
"Now let's see you get my souse!"
cried the bunny, as he and the piggie
boy nnd the doggie chap got ready lo
"Whnt! Isn't your souse In this box?"
howled the Skee.
"No, I only told him to make be
lieve put it there, to fool you. so he
could nail your paws fast, nnd he did
it!" barked Jackie. Then the- bunny
and the animal boys ran safely away,
and the Skee had to wait for the I'lp
Hisewnh to come to get bis pawH out
of the box.
Hut Mr. I,ongears made another box
for Nurse Jane. And if the foot of
the stairs doesn't go to sleep and make
a funny face at the looking glass when
it wakes up. I'll tell you next about
Fncle Wigglly and the. cream puffs.
i ' r ii
in the nitrpus being i.iised b Lower
California the beginning of another
Texas affair, which is destined even
tually I" add another s'a'e to nur union
They hnd better susp. n I their .judg
ment for a w hlie at L ast
The name of Cant i is heioming fa
miliar to those readers w tio examine
headlines. He is Ihe g iveiri .r who has
not knocked under b, foi , the triut-i lial
procession of states HOMo'ls to .1 into
the lluerla bandwagon He g,n,rns
Ijower California, and is .supposed to
be particularly s , n.pat In tic toward this
country, and read to.parate from the
fatherland at any provocation
There are iwo genera! divisions of
Uwcr California-there is lower Low
er and upper lwer i if these the lat
ter has no railroad connections with he
own country, but sort of a connection
with this country. Incidentally, It has
rich mineral deposits of nil kinds, and
this la the occasion of the sudden
neighborly interest beginning to be
manifested on this side of the line.
BOLL WEEVIL IN MISSISSIPPI. -
To The News Scimitar:
I am one of your subscribers at Cov
ington, Tenn.. and until I came to Mis
sissippi to visit my sons, I was under
the Impression that the boll weevil was
only a prospective menace. I, however,
rind the bug is now, and has been for
some time, an actual menace. He Is
very busy on account of the showery
weather, and is destroying the frull as
fast as the plant makes It In this (Tal
lahatchie) county, where he has not ap
peared before since 116. In Inter
viewed a farmer this evening who told
me that he had Just examined an eight -acre
field of cotton which promised ten
days ago to yield a bale to the acre,
but on account of the depredations of
this post, he says one bale will lie all
that bo will gel. Other conservative
farmers take equally as gloomy views
of the situation as he does. 1 got my
Impression of the situation before my
visit here from the reports made by
the representatives of the eotUm buyers
in the dally press, and I now wish to
emphatically state that the little hug
does not threaten damage to the cot
ton Plant, hut baa already curtailed the
yield of It more than J5 per cent, lie
Is still busy In the fields hereabouts
and will likelv levy a toll of Ml per cent
or more of the crop before be retires
Into winter quarters
H. W. KFFF1N.
SSssV'i-s-Js5-.is -".?" .S?sSs'.
LIKES CENTRAL CHURCH.
To The News Scimitar:
An afternoon spent in the Central
Baptist church will sureb ronineo you
there Is something in religion one after
noon the writer saw Cumberland and old
1'resby terlalis. Methodists. Cut holies and
a l't-ntocostnl mlnist'-r lit' you kimn
what that is) kneeling around the af
flicted together. All seemed one happy
family together. 1 nm told the majority
of Baptists are stiff and informal in
their rrliginuvtews and it certainly
Three years ago Mrs H (1 never use
names without permission In pnmi of
Illinois visited Memphis Her father
being an ngi d Baptist minister in tin
stale ol Illinois, made her look for a
Baptist church, and while here she con
tinued her attendance at I M' ' 'ox s
Mrs. H s first question "as "Mo the
Baptists here do 'anoint lug '" It is
being done all over the North and Fas
now, and vou Southern people always
get our habits. Hut 1 ant surprised n
is not being done m Mr. i'n. ehutih.
as we see from the papirs he is the
first Memphis minister to get into all
the ue vv vv a ys
l.at.ir Mrs. V. end Mis S . of In
diana, ivame South and settling in
vour city, were surprised al the Hap
i ist s pot' "anoint i rig " Vet Mrs N. was
a Northern Metho,is n, Mrs S a
Noith.vn Campbelliv . While .itch in
Memphis, like Mrs H . of Illinois., hav -o,g
tried our i hurehi s, prof-m d ih
i 'ox s noon ira v . r league,
T!'e vvr.'.i tl nonrhuteii ir..niber.
lilt 'l.e happv smile slid warm hand
- halo- the e. il tH St ptavel of 1 T. I
and l is diu'ch's nearness to the large
botes alwavs .at'dies the visitor lo
Tl". me. ire.g ol !! CPll'S '"'VV 111
tu.gfss and i's Wot 1 1 . r ' ' i ' -u, ess in
. v, I . w e,, p ,.'! Ml. bldtCK ro II
i ml list
.tended n. lough .
lilt s i "i ... a do'
church This i the
I ot.g liv. Ml 'o
h.ptist iliiii'h 'Vie
el ue. '
si 'li i i;. 1 1 i
HOW TO SEE IN THE DARK.
"The appal. nils f"i s. .-.g in In ''inn
consists of a p.iiahoho u: tloi .ibout
t 1 in. hi s 111 iLatliel. l , h.i it : a' i's
locus a thet ii.op: le conn, . t in g w i' h a
galvanoinc'i t Tins .i'l .u.il e ;.- "t
Slli'll ScllSlt . '. ' lO'SS lh.lt 1! is l "IIU i' il
olislv affe. le'l bv hi ,C g .n o I f bv a
loan tei (,.,. , 1 : s ' . t . t If a man 'vi'ig
down tea lot away vv.te to raise l,o
head lie tll.-robv imcoe.s, lo'lHV
signal his pie-enee. T're appaialus
to be sure, would w erk lb -a 1 V a I tag - ous
Iv at a tune when the . , 1 1 was lull of
mols'ui-e, bui on char nights howev.r
dark, it eouhl be fully relied upon
The conditions ol It. m il vvutai'
Would have bi en greath mollified had
this apparatus been brought into nqui
o'ioli Its avai'.abititv must be hone
.n mind In considering lb.- nn.it.u,
pr.ihl, m- of the wars of the fic'in .
Mealtime it i riot iniprobille Hi it
1 1 s s mav be found for the apparatus m
Hie uffans i,f peace, oilier than those
..f the purely seol.tfe In vest ig.i tor "
Kepi int. d lli'lli Se'.-nce of the Mori'l,
liv lien'v Smith Williams. MM. II. I .
Ill Ibars' s Mag.. rune for August
D0O IN COURT.
TKKNToV N. .1 . Aug 5. iBv Inter
national News Service 1 -A valuable
beagle is to be called Into the Trent, ,n
courts to settle a question of light it
ownerships An innocent party to the
legal proceeding. Hie dog. Is to he
brought into the courtroom and which
ever of the principals In the case In
runs up to. wags his tall and barks,
may be given possession of the peL
Q. How can Ihe weight of maple
timber be estimated? J. M. A.
A, Its weight may be ascertained
from Its measurements, assuming that
60 cubic feet equal one ton.
Q What fish or animal stings or
sprays a liquid on bathers causing the
flesh tn burn and smart? K. K. M.
A. Jellyfish, also known as sea nel
tles, frequently annoy ocean bnthers by
stinging them. The Irritated areas
should be bathed with diluted household
ammonia or bicarbonate of soda.
Q- Which end of nn airplane leaves
the ground first? L. H.
A The tail stick lifts Jigst before the
wheels. The machine rights itself on
a level and the nose then starts upward.
CJ. How nearl Is the government
forecast on crops bonne out by the ac
tual yield? W. n. I,.
A Within the past 20 years the es
timates of the department of agricul
ture have averaged one and a half per
ccui oi me crop.
Q How many Impeachment cases
have been tried before the senate?
L. W. K.
A. The Fnited Slates senate has sal
ns a court of impeachment nine times.
Q What docs the word "mercerize"
mean? c. F. S.
A. Mercerising is a treatment for
cotton goods or fiber that gives it a
silky luster. It was named for John
Mercer, an Kng-lish calico printer who
introduced the process.
Vi. What Is the other half of the
quotation, "l'ut a beggar on horse
back "' (1. 1. T.
A --The phrase, "Set n beggar on
horseback and he will ride a Kallop,"
was first used by Hubert Uurton.
There is a translation from the Ger
man. "Set a beggar on horseback, he'll
outride the devil."
y -Is it injurious to trees io empty
ice i ream tubs near tlietn.' C. II.
A Sm.se salt tn excess Is very Inju
rious to trees, ice cream tubs should not
be emptied mar them.
y The Koek of Cibraltar is said to
resemble a lion colic hum. Which way
does it face" ri. 1,. .
A -The Mediterranean lies on the
east unit the Strait of liibraltar on the
west Tin nn k stands north and south,
its highest point or head being; at the
south end. i
y 1 have a vertical steam boiler
which 1 use oniv in vvlnier time. What
shall I do to keep it from rusting out
in Hie summer? . m, (.
A 'I'll' bureau of mines says that
Hie b. si i,jel, e is lo fill the boiler di
ll! I V with vv a ' er.
y Whit Fasten! slates pro luce the
most gi.'l" - ' K T W.
A New oik. Michigan. I'ennsylvaniu
and i 'hi" had ill production of Kastern
or A itiet ican :. pe grapes
i.i An- most ,,)' ti,,. metals in the
Wot id I'Ul to '-"tile US''.' , . )
A Ni all', ualt of tin know n in. -litis
ol the world have not v . I le-en put lo
'..i Is natural ice a pari of I'al es
t " A. C
V I ' " r il is harvested is p, r.
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Growing Up With Warren Harding
"THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE"
BY JACK WARWICK.
Boyhood Playmata, School Chum and First Newspaper Associate of the
Republican Presidential Nominee.
Buck In the days when Ihe Marlon
Star was passing-' through the aRonles
of belriK born again any one with a
gift of clairvoyance, or even a irypsy
fortune teller, might have looked Into
the palm of Warren Harding's hand
and read somelhing like this:
"A dark man will enter , your life
and seek to overthrow you, 'hut he
will not succeed. Ills machinations
will nvnil him nothinsr. and you will
triumph In the end."
1 am not saving that anything of
this kind did happen: that a seeress
did bold Warren Harding's hand and
read his palm and reveal the prophetic
words' quoted above. Hilt 1 do say
they must have been written there,
walling to he translated.
Anyway, a dark eomplexioned man
entered the life of the young editor
and sought to circumvent him. He
failed utterly, nnd Hie editor triumphed
after the manner of the hero In the
melodrama. He carried away the lady
and married her in the last chapter;
or, ns the affair would have been pre
sented on the stage, .lust before the
final euriain. with all hands happy ex
cept the beetle-browed "villain."
Heaven help the misguided man
who tries to write the romance In the
life of another man! He laeKs the
verve, the vivacity of imagination that
is necessary to coloration; and If he
seeks to record the truth, and nothing
hut the truth, lit becomes dull and
prolix. Keminine minds are best
adapted to this work. r
Amos Kling Meets His Match.
Hecently I read the romance in the
life of Mrs. Warren (1. Harding, which,
of course, has everything to do with
the story of lovemaking T am trying
to tell about. There were several
thousand words of it, one hundred of
which were distantly related to facts.
The rest fiction. ( marveled at the
fancy of the writer, who was a woman.
If V. il, read it. I am sure his face
took on that inscrutable expression
which might have meant anything from
an Ingrowing desire to twist some
bodv's neck to "Lord forgive them."
The dark man who entered the life
of Warren Harding was Amos H.
Kling, .father of Florence KHiiK. Amos
Kling was reputed to be the wealthiest
man. In Marion and as such as accus
tomed to having pretty much his own
wav, because most people let him have
Amos Kling did not have his
own way w ith his daughter, ' his only
daughter, by the way. Nor did he
have his own way, with M'nrren Hard
ing. The wealthy man's will was in
conflict wilh Ivvo wills equally as
strong us his. and these- two wills were
aided and abetted by two hearts . thut
beut in harmony.
Now I am not going to Imagine a
long siring of incidents in Warren
Harding's lovemnking. It bus al
ways been my conservative opinion
that lovemaking is nothing to look at
thut a fellow has to be in it himself,
up to his chin to pet the throbs of
emotion that heat in the soul. 11 may
be different with feminine souls. Tliey
may thrill by proxv--l don'l know.
I know this, however, the town of
Marion was deeplv interested in this
affair between Warren Harding and
Ami s ,K!ing's daughter. Many of the
things 1 passed in mv maseuilne way
were vitalized in ihe minds of tho
women of the town and put in circu
lation on the wings of the morning.
There were clandestine meetings
there always are where there are
Capulets and al limes the counter in
the Star office, vviih its two towering
ends, furnished protection during
short, whispered eoiiversui ions.
1 Hi t I'll hi' doggoiied if I'm gifiig
to tell anything I don't know, like a
romancer. My sympathies were with
the lovers and the time damn when
the sympathies of most, of the town
were with them. The , exceptions
could he traced to persons who feared
the enmity or poor Opinion of the Dark
The boys In the office wtre with W.
"!. in this affair -of his heart as they
were with him In his newspaper en
terprise. While thev couldn't help In
the one they could dig into their work
and assist him In making a success
of the paper. They liked Florence
Kling. as they liked her after she be
came tho wife of their emplover.
A Feat in Horsemanship.
Florence Kllng's girlhood was that
of n favorite child. She had two broth
ers, but she more than thev, seemed
to have inherited the strong will and
the restless energies of the father. She
was a social leader, popular, and pos
sessed musical accomplishments, but
above all elHe re was a daring horse
woman. She probably knew more aoout
horses than four-fifths of the men in
the town. The high spirited animals
were to her liking.
-An old-timer told me the story of a
duv when Florence Kling's young
horse was trying to show his rider
that he was a little the best circus
performer in town and capable of do
ing about as be pleased. In his wild
caperings, with the girl In the saddle,
he attracted a crowd of business, men
who stood around in helpless fear
that the girl would be killed. But it
didn't happen. The horse overdid the
performance, the climax coming when
he reared too straight, overbalanced
nnd fell. As he went over backward
the. rider slipped to the ground and,
when i the . animal was prostrate,
caught him by Ihe bridle, pinned his
head to the ground and sat on it until
the fiery steed had time to give his
better Instincts a chance to work.
The day's lesson in the life of that
horse was on the subject of subjuga
tion, ns a result of which he was
prepared to make better use of his
horse sense for the rest of his life.
This was the kind of dependable, re
sourceful woman with whom Warren
Harding fell in love and finally mar
ried, without asking my consent.
It makes me. feel mighiv awkward
and clumsy, trying to tell of a friend's
affair of the heart. Kverv minute 1
am ufraid that J, will fali.over my own
feet.' Hut 1 may say that Warren Hard
ing's lovemaking was normal; thai his
methods were painstaking, thorough
nnd practical. This means that he was
A Period of Excitement.
There came a period of excitement.
The Murk Man and some of his sat
ellites hail circulated a damnable and
Impossible lie about W. (1. That is
the one time in his life that he came
to me In a two-fisted state of anger.
He told me about it all, as near as 1
can recall, and then said: '
"1 am going to this, man with a fair
warning, and I shall tell him that he
niusi go no further wilh this lie that
if he does I will clean up the street
Willi him the next time I meet 1 ii!"
The Mark Man was pretty nervous
about It. but imnaged to say;
"I shall be prepared for vou. sir."
lint Hie damnuhU. He went out of
circuiauon so lar as the Murk Man was
concerned. And. the lovemaking'went
forward to whnt Maisv Ashford. 12-year-old
writer of "The Visiters,"
would r ail "the hitter end "
i Copyright, la2. liv New York Evening
Tomorrow .lack Warwick will continue
me siory of Harding s courtship.
Of Admirer's Love
BY MRS. ELIZABETH THOMPSON.
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am a girl 20 years of age arid am
in love with a man 23. He says he loves me and wants to
marry me when he has saved enough to buy a home and have
a few thousand dollars beside, but I doubt his sincerity for the
reason that he never takes me to any public places of amuse
News of Memphis
10 Years Ago.
Twice Told Tales
News of Memphis
29 Years Ago.
AUG. 5. 1910. !
Marriage licenses were issued today
lo I! K. I.avvsiin and Miss Kttittut Wil
liams, and .I. T. Carter and Miss Jessie,
js i ra vliii tn .
Miss Mary Clinton, of (l.arU. Ark.,
is spending several weeks with friends
ami relatives in this ei t v ,
Mis., Velta Kosetisti in. of Myersburg.
Tititi., is visiting wilh Miss Lola Sani
fleld for several days.
Miss Kannie Weiss, of I'nion avenue,
has as her guest Miss Mane Barber,
of Sprli gfield. Ky
Mr. and Mrs. .I. N. Mulford left to
day for Michigan where they will spend
ihe lemaiiider of the summer
Mrs I!. !: Merry and son, Hubert.
b'I't this morning for Wisconsin, where
lllev will spend several weeks.
Miss Mary Morgan returned today
from a ib-asan. vh il in New Yol lv and
Miss 1 : 1 1 1 I Itynii returned this after
noon from a scyeial Weeks' visit in
s.,v Veil,. Niagara lulls und Allalitle
Mrs I: Wilson, of lieii". i-'la.. M
tb. e,i;.st ,,!' friends und r-lntives In
this city. She will visit in Mississippi
before in r return to her home
Mrs. 1 1 .1. l-'orsdlek nnd Miss Helen
l-'oi silick left last evening tur sev eral
w. eks' .sojourn In ' 1 lelaviin Lake. Wis.
Mis .1 i'. Sutton returned today from
a vi it with Iricnds and reluiives in
Tin- login si lemperatiire reuelu d Hi
Memphis lo. lav was Mi degrees. Th"
lovv esl vv as 7" vb gt ees
sales on the Memphis cotton market
today totaled I. ami hales. Uisi eve
ning's sales were eotnput.d at l..'la
lllsh pota'oes vv , le fpioteil nt S'i cents
p. r bush' 1 this inoi iiing on Hie local
market straight Hour was priced at
$1:", Cranulaled sugar was iUoted at
cents p. r pound
TI, stage of Hie river this morning
was 1 1 :t fe.r. iii'iiealing a fall of .3
of a fool during th" ,i v i L'4 Injurs.
MAN KILLED BY AUTO '
I.m.M; ltliANCH. N J.. Aug. 5. (By
tiller-national News Service. I -Benjamin
Kaabe, ri.', years old. died in a hos
pital from injuries received in un mi
tomobi'e accident near his home. He
was on hit. way lo a. aynajjovuu when
AUG. 5, 1895.
i.'eneral regret was expressed hy the
congregation of the Central Baptist
chinch over Hie resignation of the pas
tor. Mr. (I. A. Nunniiiiy.
Minus f,r (he upbuilding of the Mis
sissippi river levee system were being
so thni proper approach
to Hie next congress for
the Mississippi d"lla
could be marl,
Our friends all know that we go to
gether and I do not believe he would
want to wait If he cared for me. He
makes $135 a month and we could live
happily on that. I am making $120 a
month but I would be willing to give
It up any day he wants me to. My
friends all advise me to be indifferent
to him, but when he is near I just can
not. Please tell me really and truly
what you think of my case. Do not
think that ha comes and sits In th
parlor every night, for he never comes
unless he can get his father's car that
I think you are judging him correct
ly. It looks to me very much like he
Is putting you off. I do not censure
him, however, for the Idea he has of
having something put aside before h
marries; all men should try to do that,
for one never knows when misfortuno
Is coming. I can not understand why
he does not take you out if he has asked
you to marry him. Tosslbly if you
will treat him more indifferently he
also will change. I would not sacrifice
my position unless you have everything
settled and he desires it.
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am a girl 1
years old. I have brown curly hair
and regular features, but my greatest
worry Is that my eyes are not the same
color, one being blue and the other
gray. Is there anything I can do to
alter this defect? I would rather they
were both blue. I bave the greatest
admiration for dimples. What can I do
to acquire them? I am considered very
attractive, and really have more mas
culine attention than I desire. What
can I do to be less popular? There Is
one boy In whom I am especially In
terestedand I wish to know how I can
help him Improve hla conversational
abilities. Is It proper for two girls and
a boy to rids on the front seat of a
car? If so, where should the boy sit
If not driving? If a boy puts his arm on
the back of the seat behind the girl
what should she say to him? What do
you think of my writing? Do you think
I am oM enough to go with boys?
There Is nothing that I know of that
w-ould change the color of your eyes and
I would not risk losing my sight by
experimenting. I do not suppose one
person out of 50 notices It. Dimples
are said to be left by the kisses of
angels, so the only way I see that you
could possibly acquire them Is to find
your angel and submit gracefully to the
treatment. You are the first girl I have
ever heard of that was more popular
with the men than she wished to be
consequently I have no remedy prepared
for it. This time next year, if you still
feel as you do. you may not be' so an
noyed. Ijet him get In a word oc
casionally and pretend to be Interested,
even though you may not. There Is no
Impropriety In two girls and a boy sit
ting on the front seat or a ear. The
hoy usually sits on the outside. If he
keeps his arm on the seat there is no
harm in It, although It does not look
very nice. Ask him In a nice way to
remove his arm. A man srimetimes
places his arm on Ihe back of the seat
without any motive except that it is
more comfortable there. Your writing
Is unusually good and so was your let
ter. Yes, If you conduct yourself properly.
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am 19 years
old and a high school graduate. It
will be Impossible for me to go to col
lege this year so I have decided to stay,
at home until next year. I have never
cared for boys, but I do not mind
speaking when it is absolutely neces
sary. I am very timid around boys.
This shyness toward them and my ad
vice to my girl friends has caused me
to be called "Modesty." Lately mother
has decided that I should have boy ac
quaintances. What must I do? My
mother will worry me If I do not have
some. I have a brother who does not
enjoy girls' society so we are the clos
est companions. He will go to college
again this month and mother says I will
be dreadfully lonesome without him. My
girl friend will also be away at col
lege or somewhere else. Must I treat
the boys nice or must I always be the
companion of my brother and the girl,
at home? PEGGY.
A girl 19 years of age nhoulil' have
friends among boys and girla; and I
predict that when you do begin to like
the men you vflsj, 'f up Ior iOR time.
Girls of your m usually do.
When the right If. "'(M along you
will not find yours IS, with him.
I think. J would cull ' fee acquaint
ance of boys, theyV ine to have
around when you nee -jtaem; and be
sides, brother is not arVays going to
care for only your society. He will
surprise you when he comes home from
college, so be prepared.
Dear Mrs. Thompson Has anyone
the right to open one's mall? My fath
er recently opened a letter of mine.
I did not mind him reading it, but I
did not conaidor It right for him to
open It. Half of a girl's life Is the
pleasure of having little secrets. Do
you think he did right? He could have
read the letter with my permission?
No one has the right to open an
other's mall without permission and
your father did not show you the re
spect that he should. If he were sus
picious that you were receiving let
ters that you should not he should have
talked to you and explained matters so
that you would have discontinued the
correspondence. Never put anything In
a letter, or allow one to write you any
thing that would injure you should
someone else read it. I know that
girls and boys do write each other
foolish little things that they under
stand but older ones would not and I
can see why you do not approve of
your father opening your mail. Parents
iiften trv to Impress their children with
the Idea that they were perfect in their
they have just for-
What's In a Name?
BY MILDRED MARSHALL
people or the Idlevvild
blircll ioIVA an nimn air
itrama ntui copeert. at the home of Mrs.
A H. Buddie. Idlevvild avenu".
I'r. .1. M. White, was arraigned today
and entered a pleu of not guilty to a
charge f murder preferred following
the killing of Jacob Koihsehild.
.Marriage licenses were grunted tn
duy to Hurry K. Smith und Miss Nora
!.. Webber: Klbort Wright nnd Miss
Squire Hugliev urul )H deputies sre
eontlnnii it their raids of gamblers. Re
ports have it Hint games most popular
now are Hn.se in which poker chips
or dice are used. Some of the hov'8
have been hauled in on charges of play
Knther Coodwin. formerly of St.
Brlgid's church, died here today at St.
Joseph's hospital. He was one of the
best loved priests in Memphis.
The W hit, haven Mramuiic club still
was receiving congrut uiaiions today on
Its splendid pres. niu'ion or a melo
drama. "The rish, man's Luck." which
was produce, I last Friday night tit the
M.vi bli.-h school.
The Cupt. I 'effry ease now Is tieing
tried in chain, n court. The testimony
of Col. I !'. Meiers took until midnight
lust night, when nun then adjourned.
H. T. l-its'hugh Is defending I'apt. Met
fry, who is commanding officer of
N'M'ly S o'li.Ves,
Winn cops on another call learned
tha' Jin, tthv had ns"uulted Billy
Smith with a lo.-k. livy began a search
for Jim. li.- -finaov was located in
Winchester cemeterv arm arrested.
Sjultli fled before the cops arrived.
FOUND AFTER TEN YEARS.
SIl.VF.RTON, Cel.. Aug. 5 i By Inter
national News Service. I The body o(
nn unidentified man, believed to have
been burled In a snowslide ten years
go. was recently found here bv sbeep
berdcr.s. Tlio body hud practically wi. ti
There is considerable room for doubt
In assuming that Nellie Is a derivative
or a contraction of stately Fleanor.
Though some etymologists claim that
the former name is evolved In the
lengthy process between the original
Helen and the final I-.ina. there are two
other sources from wlil 'li Nellie, might
well be sprurg without such a formida
ble history of derivation.
The Mutch have a name which they
call Nelle. meaning "horn," which is
pronounced Ihe same as our Nellie, and
might easily be the direct prognltor of
this popular llltle name. For those
who reject this derivation, there""Ts Hie
German Nelie, which has wide vogue
in till countries under Teutonic influ
ence. It was evolved ttuough tha quaint
Kngllsh Petronella, a feminine nume
given in honor of Saint Peter.
The first Petronella was said to have
been his daughter. For that reason, the
name was exceedingly popular in Spain
as I'etronllla. In Norway. It made its
appearance us rvtronllle, and .wus
shortened to Nllle. a name which cor
rcsoonds very closely to our Nellie.
Th bloods'tont is Nellie's tall3monlc
gem. It will preserve her health and
nroltct her from diseases, especially
from those which affect the blood. Tues
day is her lucky day and 1 her lucky
(Col yi lght, 11120, by the Wheeler Syn
Note to readers: Is there a fact con.
corning your name In which you are
Interested? Do you know Its history:
Its meaning; Its derivative and signifi
cance? Do you know your lucky day
and your lucky Jewel? If not, Mildred
Marshall will tell you.
Send self-addressed and stamped en
velope with your queries, to Mildred
Marshall, The News Scimitar.
AIN'T IT AWFUL?
I.KNOX. Mass.. Aug. jj. (By Interna
tional News Service.) l.o. the poor
farm hand. He gets only $10 a day for
right hours' work In Tlnmouth, Vt.,
with board, lodging and laundry, and
the use of the farmhouse viclrola
thrown In. Such Is the statement of
William O'N'ell. of Brooklyn. N. Y., a
summer resident here, who has Just
completed a hike over the tireen moun
tain trail to the Canadian line. In
other parts of Vermont he found Inex
perienced farm bands getting 16 a day
during the haying season.
I'harity balls and garden fetes are
the canned-milk of human kindness.
FRIDAY, AUGUST, 6, 1920.
(Copyright 1920, by The McClure News
paper Syndicate.) -
Menacing stars rule this day, accord
ing to astrology. The Pun, Jupiter and
t'ranus are all in exll place. ,
It Is a sway under which to take
account of one's affairs, weighing
carefully business and financial prob
lems. The Sun Is especial!:' menacing to
those who have high n.iibitions and
pursue them. Political candidates
should avoid any Initiative at this time.
Jupiter gives warning to those who
exercMe power of any sort that they
will focus enmity and even hatred
when the stars are posited as they are
Increase of crimes that have the ac
quisition of money as their aim will
arouse government agencies to the
scientific study of causes and radical ,
social reforms will be advocated, the
There is a direction of tho stars
believed to increase facility In titter
ing falsehoods and misrepresentations.
Truth should be cultivated by all who
hope to attain success, for all tho
signs seem to forecast The uncover-lne-
of deceit and treachery.
Franus is in a place said to make
human judgment especially untrust
worthy and wise men and women will
avoid criticism of their neighbors.
False friends may multiply during
the next few weeks, but the configu
ration seems to foreshadow unusual
protection for all who pursue paths
of righteousness. -
Railway problems again will con
front the nation, but they will em
body new phases of discontent.
Color will be unusually potent dur
ing the remainder of the month, the
eye being peculiarly responsive to It.
This should encourage Increased use of
flags and banners In political cam
Itactlnnarv forces now will be
stronglv felt by all clasess of men snd
women" The radlral viewpoint may
cause many women anil men to be
Owing to Hie swav of unfriendly stars
diseases of tli nervous system may be
prevalent at this time.
Persons whose blrthdate it Is should
not soeculate or risk any money. They
hould avoid changes and should watols
Children born on this day probably
will have manv good friends and
should beware of wasting time. Glrla
have the augury of happy marriage.
Just ns you are about ready to con
cede that the average Intelligence of
the human race Is improving, along
comes a oulja board or a political con
vention and upsets all your theories.
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